Building a pool is an ambitious and laborious task and there are a variety of factors to consider after you’ve decided to move forward with a project of this magnitude. Installing a pool will require a generous amount of patience, a realistic timeline, proper materials, contractors, copious amounts of planning, building permits and much more.
In order to prepare you for your next big project, here are some things to consider:
Determine a timeline
Before you get started, it’s important to establish a sensible timeline for your project. Doing so will make it possible for you to hire contractors in a timely manner, obtain permits, gather equipment and materials, and properly plan for the backyard of your dreams. It’s also important to note that this project can take anywhere between 5-12 weeks and can be difficult to execute without a team of experienced professionals.
Determine the location and size
Choosing your desired location is arguably one of the most important elements of starting the building process. You will want to consider trees, hills, sun, and shade, as well as any existing obstacles when choosing your location.
It’s also important to determine the size of your pool. When determining your ideal size, it’s important to consider what you will be using your pool for and who will be using it. If it’s for personal use, you may consider a pool on the smaller end. If you like to entertain or have a large family, you may want to consider a larger pool that can accommodate more people.
Plan for permits
In order to start the building process, it’s important that you obtain the proper permits in order to safely complete the backyard project. Your local municipality may require multiple permits depending on the extent of the project you plan to complete so it’s best to do your research prior to starting the project. An experienced contract will work with you to make sure you have the proper permits before starting your project.
Start the excavation process
After you’ve determined the size and location of your pool, it’s time to get to work on the excavation process. Remember, before you start your dig you must first make sure everything has been approved by your local municipality in addition to clearing everything with your builder.
Depending on the size of your project, you more than likely have to enlist the help of heavy machinery which is all the more reason to hire a team of professionals. One thing to keep in mind when enlisting the help of heavy machinery is an entrance point. You will want to make sure that there’s a clear point of entry so the operators in charge of the dig can easily get in and get out.
Choose your materials
Durability, comfort, safety, and aesthetic are all important factors to consider when designing your pool and choosing your materials. For instance, if you want to achieve a modern look, it may sway the type of materials you use. If you’re hoping for a more rustic pond appeal, that may also sway which type of materials you use.
It can be difficult to choose the materials you want if you aren’t clear on the type of pool you’re hoping to build, which is why it’s important to consult with an experienced team of professionals. Our team would be happy to help you choose the right materials so you can build the backyard oasis of your dreams.